Los Angeles is the first in nation to install subway body scanners

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the … Read more

Ohio judge blocks transgender teens’ names; they set out to change system

Elliott John Whitaker had put off coming out for months. Though confident he was transgender, … Read more

Think you’ve made your Google privacy settings strict?

Report says Google tracks your movements even when you tell it not to

Google wants to know where you go so badly, it records your movements even when … Read more

FBI agent Strzok fired

WASHINGTON — Peter Strzok, the FBI senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Donald Trump in … Read more

Taliban attacks expose fragile U.S. hopes

WASHINGTON — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban … Read more

Around the world

Allegations against a top Democrat — Ahead of Minnesota’s primaries Tuesday, Rep. Keith Ellison has … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2018. There are 139 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. In … Read more

Fierce and unpredictable: How do wildfires become infernos?

MISSOULA, Mont. — In a large metal warehouse, Mark Finney opens a tall, clear glass … Read more

Amber Tatro was center of landmark Supreme Court ruling for disabled students

Amber Leigh Tatro had plenty of cause to be down on the world. And yet, … Read more

Taliban kill more than 200 Afghan defenders

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan government forces lost more than 200 officers and soldiers in fighting … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors … Read more

Around the world

Koreas begin summit talks — Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set … Read more

White House staffer’s dismissal was recorded, a security breach

Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly taped John Kelly, White House chief of staff, as he fired … Read more

The Iraqi spy who was able to infiltrate ISIS

BAGHDAD — The driver was sweating as his white Kia pickup sped along a rain-slicked … Read more

White nationalist rally had tiny turnout

WASHINGTON — After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of … Read more

After weeks, orca finally abandons the body of her dead calf

A grieving orca whale has released the body of her dead calf after carrying it … Read more

Break in weather helps California firefighters battle massive blazes

LOS ANGELES — Cooler, calmer weather is helping firefighters get a handle on battling the … Read more

Authorities investigate how airline employee stole plane

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular … Read more

Rogue fishing plunders the ocean’s top predator

MANTA, Ecuador — It was billed as the biggest poaching bust in history, a monumental … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018. There are 141 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press … Read more

Rally in Charlottesville attracts peaceful crowd

Charlottesville, Virginia, was marking the anniversary of last summer’s white supremacist violence with marches, vigils … Read more

Winners of Hawaii’s Democratic primaries favored in November

HONOLULU — The winners of most of the Democratic Party’s primary races in Hawaii this … Read more

Students return to school with heightened security

PARKLAND, Fla. — Fortified by fences and patrolled by more armed personnel, schools will open … Read more

Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for rare talks

ISLAMABAD — In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban’s … Read more

Students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

BERKELEY, Calif. — California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration … Read more

Canadian police charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead

TORONTO — Canadian police charged a man Saturday for the deaths of two police officers … Read more

Juror: ‘It’s possible someone is lying’

The 37-year-old married father of two from a Portland suburb said he pulled no punches … Read more

V.S. Naipaul was a Nobel Prize-winning author

LONDON — The family of Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul says the Nobel Literature laureate … Read more

Man denied sale of rifle by Dick’s and Walmart seeks $1M

Companies barred sales to customers under 21 after Florida shooting in February

A Jackson County man is seeking $1 million in punitive damages against two retail chains … Read more

Body scanners are a new tool to keep contraband out

The machine takes up almost an entire office, a red light lit as a conveyor … Read more

NASA spacecraft will fly through the sun’s scorching atmosphere

CHICAGO — It was 1958. Sputnik launched a year earlier, the first human-made object to … Read more

Today in history, and birthdays

It’s Saturday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2018. There are 142 days left in the year.

Highlight: In 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly … Read more

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